More than 260 people are taking part in a University of Cumbria contest to design a new game.
The third annual GameJam is being staged at the university’s Institute of the Arts at Brampton Road, Carlisle.
It launched on Monday (Dec 10) when the theme – Inversion – was revealed.
Participants have 96 hours to create their own video or paper-based game.
Students from across the north of England and beyond are taking part including teams and individuals from further education colleges in Carlisle, Kendal and Gateshead.
Competitors from Sweden are also taking part for the first time as are postgraduate students from Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland.
Brampton Road, in Stanwix, has 120 participants competing on campus up until the deadline for entries, which is noon on Friday (Dec 14).
Gamejams are social, collaborative events wherein people gather to create a working game in a short period of time.
The winners will be chosen by two judges from industry – representatives from Sumo Digital and Solar Sail.
A special event will take place in January to reveal the winners of four categories – best video game, best non-computer game, most inventive game and best non-student/graduate game.
Katy Little, senior lecturer in Games Design, said: “It is a great networking opportunity and a chance to see other people’s ideas. It is also great to have professionals and postgraduate students being involved this year. It is a real world example of what our students could be doing when they graduate.”
Find out more about GameJam at https://gamesdesign.blog/